Nurturing Through Nature

Kim Autism, Blog, Gardening, mental health, resilience

Kim Stoddart explains how a deep connection with the natural world has informed her life and that of those around her… For a period of weeks, nudging into months, I still recall clearly how I retreated during my lunch breaks at secondary school to a clearing nestled within the sanctuary of trees in a nearby park. The stillness, permeated only …

The Self Sufficiency Surge

Kim Blog, Food, Gardening, Life, mental health, resilience, Uncategorised

Kim Stoddart examines the grow your own phenomenon that has emerged as a result of fears around food security since the pandemic lockdown. In the days leading up to the restrictions (and ever since), there has been a sheer frenzy of interest in fruit and vegetable growing as people seek to turn over their back gardens, patios, windowsills (and indeed any available …